Sony Xperia 5 II vs Sony Xperia 10 II vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

6.1 inches
6.0 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 PPI
2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 457 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

OLED
OLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

80.82 %
77.54 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 650
Adreno 610
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR5
4GB
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB (UFS)
128GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1000 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10)
Android (10)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
3600 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
8 MP (Telephoto, PDAF)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
8 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, EIS
EIS
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

8 MP (EIS, HDR)
8 MP (EIS, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.22 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (158 x 68 x 8 mm)
6.18 x 2.72 x 0.32 inches (157 x 69 x 8.2 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
5.33 oz (151.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP65/68
Water, Dust; IP65/68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Blue, Grey
Black, White
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n8, n28, n77, n78, SA, NSA
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD, Album art cover
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, OTG
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC
NFC
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 19, 2021
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

PY7-50241N
A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.32 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.21 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.72 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 950
$ 800

User Manual:

This is the official Sony Xperia 5 II User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Sony Xperia 10 II User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Download the Sony Xperia 10 II Manual as a PDF file.
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 17, 2020
Feb 24, 2020
Jan 14, 2021

Expected Announcement:

Yes
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